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Bagdi (Hindu traditions) in India

Bagdi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,496,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Bagdi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The majority of Bagdi's three million people live in West Bengal. There are 14 Bagdi sub-groups which are even further subdivided. Most of them live by fishing and making fish nets. Some work as agricultural and masonry laborers. Few of them get more than a couple of years of education. However, some are beginning to advance in areas of economics and politics. The practice of Hinduism is a central part of their lives, which involves all rituals associated with birth, marriage and death. There are almost no known believers among the Bagdi people.

The Bagdi peoples are very complicated. Though they are Dalits, many in India believe that the Baghis are the descendants of a union between a Kshatriaya father and a Vaishya mother, both of which are forward castes.

Though the majority of them are involved with farm work, the Bagdi people are associated with fishing and the making of fishing nets. They are almost entirely Hindu.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will cause whole villages of Bagdis to hear and understand that God is their Creator.
* Pray that Bagdis will embrace salvation found in Jesus.
* Pray that soon the Bagdi people will embrace the One whose fishermen disciples became fishers of men for the Almighty One.
* Pray that Bengali believers will reach out to these Hindus.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-21
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,496,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (3,362,000)Odisha (61,000)
Jharkhand (26,000)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (11,000)
Bihar (8,500)Meghalaya (5,500)
Uttar Pradesh (4,400)Nagaland (4,100)
Arunachal Pradesh (2,800)Delhi (1,700)
Total States on file:26
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People Name in Country: Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Byagra KshatriyaByagrakshatriya
DuleyMalia Bagdi
Meteबागदी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111406
Joshua Project People ID: 16281
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,496,000
Population all Countries: 3,576,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Bagdi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (3,244,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (177,000)Odia (56,000)
Andaman Creole Hindi (1,600)Pengo (1,300)
Maithili (1,100)Assamese (1,000)
Nimadi (900)Sadri (800)
Bhojpuri (800)Kui (700)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 24
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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